Ristefsky Macheda is a company that has combined the sexy sophisticated style of Europe with the masculine casual feel of Australia and girding our loins since 2005. You can definitely see the mixture of suave and fun in their collection with underwear from either end of the spectrum. Today we are going to take a look at one pair, the Retro Low Rise Brief.
The brief definitely has a style of its own. Overall, the entire look is very traditional and classy yet, as the name suggests, there’s a retro twist to it. The colors for this brief are great! It comes in charcoal grey trimmed with blue, yellow, red or sky blue. All great contrasts and I love the not quite black spunk of the charcoal. The fabric is 95% cotton which makes them very comfortable and 5% elastane which help the brief keep its shape and support all day long with out getting saggy. This brief has a refined nostalgic look with a contemporary luxury. The elastic waist band has the branded label in a bold print and does not repeat all the way around. It’s just one clear gallant statement centered right in the front then white with a thin black strip through the rest. I think this is a terrific way of bringing attention to the brand and shows the purposeful and careful craftsmanship of the brief. The waist line sits low, just under your hip bone, however I didn’t find that it sits as low as some low rise underwear. I think this lower waist line is becoming the norm in pants and is carrying over into underwear.
I wore these briefs right after they arrived in the mail. I was pretty excited after examining the look and feel in my hands. I wore them for an entire day of work and errands and have to say they were very comfortable and supportive. I washed them and then wore them again. The underwear machine-washed and dried well so it is definitely a pair that will last. For the second wearing of the briefs I wore them to the gym where I worked out and taught a yoga class. They were very supportive and comfortable and didn’t ride up or chafe plus they looked good in the locker room. They make great gym undies. For everyday wear, they sat well with my jeans. As previously stated, the new trend is a lower waist and these fit perfectly in place with the new trend.
If you’re a guy who likes a nice full plentiful seat you may notice that the waist band comes just above your gluteal cleavage and, after a while, that can feel a little irritating. The tag is the main reason for that and it can be removed. I usually snip the corners off so that it’s not so scratchy. Even though the look suggests ‘vintage’, the configuration is very up to date. The front, with its clichéd fly, has an added dimension to it so that the base protrudes just enough to mimic a pouch. This gives your man bits the room and coziness they crave while still keeping them supported. I never felt confined and had little adjusting to do. I typically wear a size medium comfortably however I found these mediums to be a little snug. Not tight but slightly less spacious than other undies I have. Although, after I had them on for a while, they didn‘t feel that tight. But if you are a man who’s on the edge of a size or like a roomier fit you may want to order a size up.
Overall, the Ristefsky Macheda Retro Low Rise Brief is a great pair of underwear to own for any occasion whether you’re looking for comfort, support or just a great look.
Ristefsky Macheda provided the product for review.
We enter the last week, so make sure you enter the Ristefsky Macheda Super Low Rise Brief Giveaway! We have three more lucky winners. You can center on the UNB Giveaway Page until Wednesday! We have reviewed the pair and will have another one out soon! Check out Clay’s review from earlier this week!
Everyone has to agree that the basic staples of any wardrobe consist of at least one black & white article of clothing. In my humble opinion, stripes play an important role in creating an interesting visual effect while adding a sense of classic styling. With both said, Ristefsky Macheda has hit the mark with combining both of these theories into one, hot, sexy brief.
Upon first inspection, I noticed the quality of construction in the seams and waistband. After slipping into these comfortable and well-fitting briefs, I quickly discovered that these are low-rise and sit nicely along the hips without feeling inadequate in coverage and support. These retro inspired stripes combined with the RM logo waistband make this style really pop.
As mentioned in previous reviews, I typically don’t gravitate toward s briefs, but you can’t help to fall in love with these because they feel incredibly soft and lightweight. The ratios of 95% cotton and 5% Elastane create the perfect balance between comfort and functionality. After wearing these the entire day, including a gym workout, I couldn’t find one thing wrong with this pair. The line is available in other colors including Black/White, Navy/Grey, and Red/Grey. There’s plenty of visual diversity for everyone!
I don’t know that there’s anything left to say other than this manufacturer from “down under” has it covered down under.
Personal scoring as follows:
These briefs were provided by Ristefsky Macheda and can be purchased at their website located at http://www.ristefskymacheda.com/
It’s time for the annual Valentine’s Gift Guide. Unlike last years guide, this is done using pictures from companies rather then being shot specifically for us. Time was not cooperating with us to get it done. We feel you will enjoy this as much as the previous ones. We hope you enjoy the selections we chose. We aim to make sure you and your man look incredible on Valentine’s Day!
We are giving you the choice of both classic and sexy pairs. We know there are guys who prefer the classics and want choices to reflect their taste while others want something sexy that shows off or enhances. We think we have both bases covered. As always, please click on the pics to see a better, larger image.
We bring you two super sexy pairs from Andrew Christian. We think the Gigolo Brief (left) and Boxer (right) would be great pairs for Valentine’s Day. Both of these are made of sheer material and show off all you have to offer. The Brief is $18 and the boxer is $23. You can get both pairs at AndrewChristian.com.
We can recommend the following pairs from aussieBum.
You can get all three pairs from aussiebum.com.
Baskit is a company that allows you to have classical styles and be sexy at the same time. The new lines have very classic looks but in new colors and designs.
All these can be purchased from the Baskit website. If you are lucky between now and Valentine’s, there may be a $12 Tuesday!
We don’t want to forget those in the Southern Hemisphere or those taking a nice romantic trip to a location in the tropics. Boy Rio has recently released new underwear and really great swimwear.
You can get these directly from the Boy Rio website!
A company we had to include is Cocksox. They have been featured on UNB many times in the past and they will continue to be a part of our underwear family. We feel they have two great pairs for Valentine’s Day. Cocksox is a company that believes underwear should be fun and sexy, driving them to create new styles that show off what you have…and then some!
You can get these pairs from the Cocksox website.
Dead Good Undies has some really super sexy HOM products. If you aren’t familiar with HOM, this is the perfect chance to try them out. They are a brand that has been around in Europe for a while, but we here in the states rarely see them except for online. They are very well made and generally smaller cuts than we are used too but they look awesome and fit amazingly.
These are available from Dead Good Undies.
There is a new company on the scene and it’s called Diego Barberi! They are based out of Switzerland and currently only have a trunk style. We are reviewing two pairs and those will be posted soon. Until then, we want you to check out the pair called Ibex. They are a red trunk with a white embroidered design. They are initially beginning with a small line but we hope to see more from them soon. They may be new but they definitely would be great for this occasion. You can bring a Swiss styling to your undies drawer! These can be purchased directly from the Diego Barberi website, but make sure you click the English link at the top unless English isn’t your only language.
Erogenos has some really great pairs for Valentine’s. If you are not familiar with them, they are known for having super sexy and fun underwear. It’s not plain and boring at Erogenos. I would say they are one of the “go to” sites for sexy!
These pairs are available at the Erogenos website.
Next on our guide is Frank Dandy. Frank Dandy is known for great designs and great colors. The pairs we chose for this is the Five Star Brief and Trunk. We think these would be the perfect addition to your underwear collection. You can wear them really at anytime, but to us, they seem like a fantastic choice for Valentine’s Day. We wanted to pick a wild print but thought these would be a much better choice. You can get these from the Frank Dandy website.
Geovanny is one of the companies I don’t think many people have seen. I really love his take on underwear design. He has taken a classic design and put a new, innovative spin on it. The pair we chose is the red brief with white trim. They are a more full cut but still just as sexy. The front seam accents the pouch in a new way that I haven’t seen from other designers. To purchase this pair, go to the Geovanny website!
Again, we don’t want to forget those in the Southern Hemisphere and those planning a romantic trip southward. Marcuse is a swimwear company out of Australia. Over the last few years, Australia has become one of the major players in the underwear/swimwear market. Marcuse is one of the newest and hottest swimwear companies around today. The pair we chose is the Arrest Me swimsuit in red. This is a very brief design of swimwear. This would be great for a romantic beach getaway! It’s not for the shy, so be ready to show it all off. You can get this pair from the Marcuse website.
N2N Bodywear is a necessity in a Valentine’s Day guide. They have always care about the sensuality of men. Every new line they release is about showing off a man’s body. This includes underwear, swimwear, and workout wear. The pair that would be great for the holiday is the N2N Freedom Bikini. It’s got a signature waistband and comes in blue and red. Either pair you purchase would be great to wear out to dinner. You can get this pair from the N2N Bodywear website
Are you ready for some RED? If so, then we have you covered with Olaf Benz. Olaf Benz is a brand that originally hit the fashion scene in Germany and has spread across the globe. When I first saw these, I was WOW’ed! They are so fun! I think I literally said “FUN” when I opened the email.
You can find these awesome selections at the Olaf Benz website.
You may remember Beyond Big Branding from our long johns giveaway. They also have other great underwear selections. Specifically speaking, the Piss & Vinegar brand. We have reviewed these and they are some of the most comfy underwear around. They are very stretchy and conform to your body. The pair we chose is the Spectrum Low Rise in red. They are another classical style but with great materials and do not fit like traditional undies. You can purchase these from the Beyond Big Branding website.
Speaking of giveaways, currently we are running our Ristefsky Macheda giveaway. It’s going great and they have created really awesome packs for you for Valentine’s Day. In today’s economy, that is a really great thing! They give you two items for a really great price for those who want to try Ristefsky Macheda. If that doesn’t get you, maybe free world wide shipping with no minimum order will peak your interest. These packs include the Swim Gym, which is a great new swim style (and super sexy) and a shorter men’s swimwear trunk that mocks an old school gym short. These are available in four great colors. These are currently exploding in Melbourne!
To order these packs, go to the Ristefsky Macheda website and select “Underwear”. They are available and with FREE SHIPPING!
Timoteo is up next on our guide. This is a brand we have watched grow in the last few years. It’s wonderful seeing such a great brand become popular and do well. They started with the classic line and then expanded into Quake and now the Sport line. We are bringing you the last two lines for the guide.
To order these, go to the Timoteo website!
Todd Sanfield Underwear is a new addition to the underwear scene. It’s founder is Todd Sanfield who has graced the cover of DNA Magazine three times. He has modeled underwear and decided to create an underwear line himself. He has created a line with superior fit, great quality, and incredible durability. The line is now available and the red briefs above are our choice! To check out the entire collection, go to the Todd Sanfield Underwear website!
We have only a few more companies left and how could we produce a guide and not include Undergear.com? They have been one of the founding companies in the world of mail-order underwear. They were around before we knew what the Internet was, provideing us with the International Male and UnderGear catalogs with the latter still available today.
All these can be found at Undergear.com.
Underwear Station has some terrific pairs that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. We had trouble picking only four pairs. There are so many from Joe Snyder, Gigo, and more to choose from. We managed to whittle our selections down to four from Good Devil and Intymen. Both new brands are really making a splash in the US market.
You can purchase these directly from the Underwear Station website.
We wrap-up our guide with Unico. Here, you will find that amazing “Unico” pouch that is ergonomically designed to fit men like a glove. They also are not afraid of color or patterns. The pairs we chose, we hope, will give you endless moments of comfort and pleasure.
You can get these from the Unico Site.
This has been our guide for the 2011 Valentine’s Day observance. I hope you have enjoyed it. We hope it not only entices you to buy undies for Valentine’s Day, but also creates a spark in making everyday a fun underwear day. We think underwear should reflect your inner self and your personalty.
As always, we invite you to contact Underwear News Briefs and let us know if your favorite Valentine’s Day undies didn’t make our guide. We definitely want to hear from you and, who knows…you may teach us a thing or two about sexy underwear. Post a comment here or on our Facebook page or Twitter us. We love to hear what you like and what makes your Valentine’s Day special.